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Cameron Carpenter – 10 CC – At the Library

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2016 by segarini

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I once was a voracious buyer of books. I would browse the delete bins and pick up biographies left and right and then look for the hot new releases. I would stack ‘em up and plow through them. Times have changed. The bookshelf is overflowing (I have a hard time getting rid of things) and current economics dictate spending my money on more vital things. This has not stopped me from reading but now I get almost all of my books (CD’s and DVD’s for that matter) at the Toronto Public Library.

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Cameron Carpenter – 10 CC – Faceoff

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2016 by segarini

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My god Facebook can be an ugly little sandbox to play in. It seems populated by narcissistic bullies who feel it is their right to yell as loudly as possible about what their beliefs are and try to shame you into seeing things their way. There is no compromise, there is no fear of repercussions, and there is little or no consideration of other’s feelings. If it was a bar I walked in to I wouldn’t even order a drink.

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Cameron Carpenter – 10 CC

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2016 by segarini

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It is getting to be that time of year when the conventions and music conventions begin.  SXSW kicks off next week, The Junos are in Calgary at the end of this month followed by Canadian Music Week in May, the newly re-vamped NXNE in June and Indie Week Manchester in October and Indie Week Canada in November. There is a lot to see and do in Toronto as well. Here are ten things on my mind.

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Cameron Carpenter: Rock’n’Roll Rewind – Roxy Rollers

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2015 by segarini

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This week we rewind to December 1978 and March of 1979 and two stories I wrote about pop music in The New Music Magazine. The first is about our main man Bob Segarini and the second deals with Nick Gilder.

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Pat Blythe: The Women of Rock – Part Four

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2015 by segarini

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Hello everyone. Let’s give a warm welcome to Debbie and Cyndi. Two unique women who dance to their own drummers and whose talents encompass a variety of musical fields in two decidedly different decades. These ladies can pop and rock, disco down or jazz it up, sing the blues, or pour their soul into a ballad. Their many talents run the full gamut and they have led the way for a new kind of woman in music, adding their own twist and turns to rock and roll. Quirky, outrageous, individualistic, sexy, ballsy, entertaining, exuberant, clever, brilliant, artistic and really, really smart.

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Roxanne Tellier It Was What It Was – But More

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2015 by segarini

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Yeah, yeah, it’s been a week since the Saturday Night Live (SNL) special, and Bob’s given his views on the pros and cons. But I’m still thinking about what the show meant to me, in its heyday, and occasionally, since.

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Roxanne Tellier: Getting older sucks. But consider the alternative.

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by segarini

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The whole process of growing up seems to take forever when you’re at the start of it. It feels like years, not months, between Christmases, and there’s always a milestone you’re looking forward to – getting into high school, getting a driver’s license, getting old enough to legally drink.

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